Faculty Advisor

Puchovsky, Milosh T.

Abstract

Egress factors addressed by NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, were investigated to determine which has the greatest impact on occupant travel time in reaching an exit on a floor. Literature searches, application of NFPA 101, observations of occupant movement, calculation techniques and Pathfinder, a computer-based egress simulation program, were implemented. Factors were evaluated for various building configurations within the maximum allowable NFPA 101 limits. Egress factors were quantified and ranked, and recommendations on factors not articulated in NFPA were addressed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

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